Today's issues tracker from YouGov sees just 32% of UKIP voters saying Europe is one of top 3 issues facing country. pic.twitter.com/20GmVJ8or4
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) June 19, 2013
Is the bill really going to stop the seepage to Farageâ€™s party?
Today sees the publication of the EU referendum bill and, coincidentally the latest issues tracker from YouGov which unlike Ipsos-MORI does prompt when asking respondents to name the important areas of concern.
The detailed breakdown is in the YouGov table above which shows the party cross tabs.
This has been remarked on before but that just 32% of UKIP voters naming Europe reinforces the point that many continue to make about the salience of the EU as an issue.
It has far less potency than many Tories would like to think. Indeed the polling shows that just one in five CON supporters name it as an important issue.
All this does suggests that the referendum bill is not going to be the magic bullet that many on the blue team are looking for.
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